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On This Day In METAL History – October 1st…

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Def Leppard - Hysteria - promo album cover pic - #33BB

On this day in METAL History, October 1st, the following historic events took place. From Ace Frehley to Soundgarden, the world of METAL has its sub-genres and all carry their own unique contributions. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

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01 – On October 1st, 1987, Def Leppard began the North American leg of their tour in support of their multi-million selling album, Hysteria, at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY. Upon the tour ending in October of 1988, Def Leppard tallied 243 concerts, 172 in North America alone.

Soundgarden - Screaming Life - promo EP cover pic - 1987

02 – On this day in 1987, Seattle, Washington’s Soundgarden debuts with their EP Screaming Life, proving to be an early pioneering example of the Grunge sound and genre. This historic EP was released on Sub Pop.

Ozzy Osbourne - classic logo - yellow red black - #99970

03 – On this day in 1992, the iconic Ozzy Osbourne began a two night performance in San Antonio, Texas, at the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum. This was Ozzy Osbourne’s first concerts in San Antonio in a decade after his embarrassing arrest for urinating on the Alamo.

ACDC - promo band pic - band logo - #1976SZ

04 – On October 1st, 2004, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia, officially opened “AC/DC Lane” after the legendary band. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song Long Way To The Top. The City of Melbourne made certain to have extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.

Ace Frehley - publicity pic - 2014 - #38009

05 – On this day in 2005, legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to perform a rendition of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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MACHINE HEAD – BRAND NEW E-SINGLE ‘NOW WE DIE’ OUT NOW!

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Machine Head - Now We Die - Single Cover Art - 2014

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have released the brand new single, ‘Now We Die’! Surf to http://www.youtube.com/machinehead

‘Now We Die’ comes off the band’s upcoming album Bloodstone & Diamonds for which it also serves as the opening track. Along with ‘Now We Die’ the final album version of the advance track ‘Killers & Kings’ is available for download, too. Pre-order the album now on iTunes to get both tracks instantly without having to pay extra: http://geni.us/MachineHeadiTunesBlood

Other streaming and download platforms to follow soon.

The band’s Nuclear Blast debut will be released on November 07 (Europe) and November 10, 2014 (N. America/UK) on several physical and digital formats. Pre-order the CD, limited edition mediabook, box set, vinyl or the exclusive premium MACHINE HEAD guitar edition via this link: http://bit.ly/MACHINE-HEAD-BD-NBE

Machine Head - promo band pic - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2014 - #77MH

Bloodstone & Diamonds was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Head’s 2nd album “The More Things Change” and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It’s been a heck of a ride, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You’re going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, Bloodstone & Diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds are the hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music) and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife’s apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds - promo cover pic - 2014

Bloodstone & Diamonds – Track Listing:

1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

More on Bloodstone & Diamonds:

Production vlog #1: http://youtu.be/Hq74Yu-8fq0

Production vlog #2: http://youtu.be/0SpQJRnOSOk

Production vlog #3: http://youtu.be/C3cSePmUAwA

Production vlog #4: http://youtu.be/Zql7AKMb6OI

Production vlog #5: http://youtu.be/CGkeHIM3-mM

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds - promo album banner - 2014 - #23MH

* For more info on MACHINE HEAD:

Facebook: Machine Head

Source:

Nuclear Blast - Europe Logo - 2014

USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MACHINE HEAD.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Unspeakable Axe Records Release Limited Edition CEMETERY FILTH Cassette

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cemetery Filth - Screams From The Catacombs - promo cassette cover art pic

Unspeakable Axe Records has released Screams from the Catacombs, the debut EP from CEMETERY FILTH, on limited-edition cassette.

Hailing from the mountainous eastern region of Tennessee, CEMETERY FILTH  sound as if they’d be more at home in an unholy netherworld poised somewhere between Finland and Sweden. This is old school Death Metal in a mainly European vein: morbid, twisted, and abstaining from technicality while injecting just the right-sized dose of melody and eerie lead guitar.

Unspeakable Axe Records is now offering the EP, which was self-recorded by the band earlier this year, on cassette. This release is limited to 200 copies. Check out the title track from Screams from the Catacombs below:

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To order, visit www.unspeakableaxerecords.com/purchase.

Cemetery Filth - promo band pic - 2014 - #7734HP

Matt Kilpatrick – Guitars& Vocals, Neal Williams – Bass, Ryan Guinn – Lead Guitars, Jonah Turner – Drums / Percussion

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CEMETERY FILTH:

www.facebook.com/CemeteryFilth

Unspeakable Axe Records - large logo - B&W - 2013

www.unspeakableaxerecords.com

www.facebook.com/UnspeakableAxeRecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CEMETERY FILTH.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

NEW EXODUS INTERVIEW FROM KIRK VON HAMMETT’S FEAR FESTEVIL, VIA SCION AV ALL PURPOSE SHOW

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Exodus - Scion AV All Purpose Show - 2014 - promo pic

Thrash legends Exodus visited the http://www.scionav.com/tag/scion-all-purpose-show/http://www.scionav.com/2014/09/30/exodus-interview-at-kirk-von-hammetts-fear-festevil-scion-av-all-purpose-show/ – to talk with host Prince Paul DJ , Producer extraordinaire.

In San Diego “to jam and massacre some legendary songs” at the after-party for Kirk Von Hammet’s Fear FestEvil, Exodus took the time to discuss lineup changes, moving forward and their upcoming Blood in Blood Out.

Torch-carrying guitarist Gary Holt, drummer and co-founder Tom Hunting (now on his third stint with the band) and recently returned vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza (also on third trip) sit in on this discussion. As to how they came to the lineup they’ve assembled for Blood In Blood Out, Hunting says, “We were at an impasse, and this album is number 10, so it had to be special.”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EXODUS.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

PRIMORDIAL – To Release New Full-Length This November Via Metal Blade Records; Lyric Video Now Playing + Preorder Packages Available

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen - promo cover pic

Dublin’s finest Metal exports, PRIMORDIAL, will release their long-anticipated new studio album, Where Greater Men Have Fallen, later this Fall via Metal Blade Records.

Commended by Pitchfork for their meticulously composed “folk and black metal-inflected classic metal that spirals and extends and somehow, keeps getting bigger,” and crowned the, “most vital heavy metal band on the planet,” by Last Rites, Where Greater Men Have Fallen serves as the followup to PRIMORDIAL‘s critically adored, 2011-released Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand full-length and boasts some of the band’s deepest, most meticulously composed compositions to date. The eight-track, fifty-eight minute epic was tracked at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma).

Singer A.A. Nemtheanga elaborates: “Some time at the end of 2013 we sat and began to plot a course for album number eight. We moved camp to a new rehearsal room and the ideas began to take shape. We felt it was time to try a new studio and engineer, so we went to Grouse Lodge deep in the middle of Ireland and employed Gomez to come over and work on the new album.” The band’s idea was, of course, to keep the PRIMORDIAL trademarks intact while incorporating a broader, heavier more organic sound. “We feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!

Sample the dark, victorious cadence of title track “Where Greater Men Have Fallen,” with the official new lyric video now playing at THIS LOCATION.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen Track Listing:

  1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
  2. Babel’s Tower
  3. Come The Flood
  4. The Seed Of Tyrants
  5. Ghosts Of The Charnel House
  6. The Alchemist’s Head
  7. Born To Night
  8. Wield Lightning To Split The Sun

Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released in North America on November 25th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Point your browser to http://www.metalblade.com/primordial for a host of preorder options.

The record will come available as a standard jewel case CD and on vinyl in various color variants. Where Greater Men Have Fallen will also be released as a limited European deluxe edition wood box set which includes a CD+DVD digibook, an exclusive 7″, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity.

PRIMORDIAL:

A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals

Ciaran MacUiliam – Guitar

Michael O’Floinn – Guitar

Paul MacAmlaigh – Bass

Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on PRIMORDIAL:

http://www.metalblade.com

http://www.metalblade.com/primordial

http://www.primordialweb.com

http://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PRIMORDIAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 30th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Come Together - 45rpm - promo pic - 1978 - #77ST

Hello my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics! Here are some historic happenings that occurred on September 30th, in the Metal and Hard Rock worlds, over the past many decades. Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

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01 - On this day in 1978, Aerosmith reaches #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their cover single of the Beatles classic: Come Together.

Van Halen "OU812" large album pic!

02 – On this day, in 1988, Van Halen kicked off the second leg of their tour in support of their multi-hit album OU812, at the Rupp Arena, in Lexington, KY.

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03 – On this day in 1998, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh and Matthew Sweet all made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show episode: In Ramada Da Vida.

T Rex - Electric Wizard - promo cover pic - #3985E

Born on this day in 1947, in the UK, was the pioneering Glam/Hard Rock legend: Marc Bolan. As a guitarist, singer and songwriter for T Rex, their 1972 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On) from the Electric Wizard album became a Top 10 hit in the US. Tragically, Marc Bolan passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident, on September 16th, 1977.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL & HARD ROCK.

REST IN PEACE, MARC BOLAN.

Stone.

BLACK SABBATH – Ozzy Reveals To Metal Hammer A New Studio Album Is Planned With Rick Rubin; A Final Tour Planned For 2015

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

A new BLACK SABBATH studio album and final tour for 2015! Whoa! Metal Be Thy Name! Read the entire Metal Hammer article which features Ozzy Osbourne’s revelations on such grand news, by clicking the link below:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-29/world-exclusive-black-sabbath-to-record-new-album

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

 

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